Helping as many Veterans as we can.
Welcome to Soldiers of America. My name is DR. ANDREA PINTO-ZUBAID and I have been fortunate enough to call this great nation my home for the last 35 years.
A family friend who was a former Marine and fought in the Vietnam War was instrumental in teaching us unique things in life. We are proud to say we are here living the American dream because of this individual. While alive, we had a lot of fun together; we traveled the world, worked on automobiles, enjoyed many BBQ nights while listening to music from the 50s & 60s, and argued often but five minutes later we would be best buddies again. When narrating the harrowing details of wartime stories, one could feel the anguish while still marveling at the immense courage these soldiers had. This individual was kind, generous, quick-witted, and wise. We knew each other’s quirks and interests. Often, we would exchange gifts. They were a nature enthusiast and loved long drives exploring the Californian landscape. So, when they learned that our gift to them on their 70th birthday was an RV, they were beyond delighted. They gave us their Marine Corps NCO sword and their Purple Heart Medal. After they passed away, we re-gifted those treasures to their widow. This individual had introduced lots of their friends who were also veterans, and we would all spend quality time together. After their passing, our interaction with veterans overall dwindled.
It felt like there was a big void in our lives and we pondered long hours on how to fill it. Through sincere prayer and research, we were guided to start Soldiers of America (SOA). Our Motto Originally, Was to Help One Veteran at a Time, utilizing limited family resources. We have since helped many veterans and their families financially, by paying for their housing, groceries, health care bills, and above all being there for them emotionally. In the last few years, we have noticed a meaningful impact on these veterans’ lives. Now Our Motto has Evolved, and we believe it’s time that Soldiers of America expands! In the near future, we will be hosting walks and other charity events to raise funds in Helping as Many Veterans as We can. Your contribution to achieving this goal can help many veterans turn their lives around. By volunteering your time or becoming a financial donor, you would have further rewarded their sacrifice. Soon, we will be launching our own e-commerce website, where you can purchase products for yourself, your household, your church, or on behalf of your company. Pricing will be competitive, and all profits directed towards the betterment of our service men & women. Let’s make their lives and their families more comfortable. Together, let us uphold our veterans, who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.